Haitian envoy says Abinader will “reconsider” student visa suspension

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Last week, Haiti sent a special envoy to the Dominican Republic, ambassdor Daniel Supplice to attempt to patch up some of the issues relating to a heated exchange on Twitter. Among the issues was the indefinite suspension of the automatic renewal of the student visa automatic renewals for Haitian students in Dominican universities. These students, all together, compose the largest segment of foreign students at these universities, and they also represent a sizable portion of university funding. According to the envoy, Daniel Supplice, the Dominican government will reconsider the suspension of the visa program.



Supplice spoke to reporters in the office of the Haitian Prime Minister, Ariel Henry, on his week-long stay in the neighboring country. The former ambassador reported that President Luis Abinader appointed a committee to study the situation, and added...

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The problem is that Dominican authorities discovered many instances of Haitians that were given a student visa while they weren't students nor registered as students at any Dominican university. This is more a problem with the Dominican embassy in Petionville and Dominican consulates in Haiti, since the "student" visas were given there. In second place are the Haitians that knowing they aren't students applied for one to enter the DR "legally."

Real Haitian students need to be identified from the ones commiting fraud.